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    • Kennedy Bridge, Kentucky, 1936.

    • Kennedy Bridge, Kentucky, 1936.

    • Bridges; Dams; Rivers

    • Kennedy Bridge, with some curved spans but mostly without rails, above icy water, near High Bridge, Kentucky. Behind it is a telephone tower. The Kennedy Bridge, which was built in 1924, crosses Herrington Lake between Mercer and Garrard counties....
    • C.B. Ecton farm.

    • C.B. Ecton farm.

    • Fences; Railroad tracks; Railroad crossings; Dirt roads; Croplands; Farms

    • A dirt road in front of a wooden fence with railroad tracks, a railroad crossing sign, and fields of crops behind. The farm belongs to Kentucky State Senator C. B. Ecton (1844? - 1922), who went on to represent Clark, Bourbon, and Montgomery...
    • August 2009 Flood Collection

    • August 2009 Flood Collection

    • Floods--Kentucky--Louisville; Disasters

    • On the morning of August 4, 2009, record-breaking rains fell in central Louisville and surrounding counties between 7 am and 10 am EDT, with reported hourly rainfall rates as high as 8.83 inches. The Louisville Free Public Library's main branch and...
    • Hydroelectric plant, High Bridge, Kentucky, 1930.

    • Hydroelectric plant, High Bridge, Kentucky, 1930.

    • Hydraulic facilities; Dams; Buildings; Power plants; Rivers

    • Hydroelectric plant near High Bridge, Kentucky. View of building with smoke stack, foregrounded by generators and a chain link fence. Forested hills in the background. High Bridge runs between Jessamine and Mercer counties. The original bridge,...
    • Hydroelectric plant, High Bridge, Kentucky, 1930.

    • Hydroelectric plant, High Bridge, Kentucky, 1930.

    • Hydraulic facilities; Dams; Buildings; Power plants; Rivers

    • Hydroelectric plant near High Bridge, Kentucky. View from a distance of building with three smoke stacks and a large vent sloping down to a smaller building, past a tower. In the distance is a forested area, and in the foreground is a stream and...
    • H. W. Bruce.

    • H. W. Bruce.

    • Judges; Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits

    • Horatio W. Bruce was born in 1830 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He attended school in Lewis County and in Manchester, Ohio, and worked as a salesman and bookkeeper at a general store in Vanceburg, Kentucky. In 1850, he went to Flemingsburg, Kentucky,...
    • Herrington Lake, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Herrington Lake, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Lakes & ponds; Boats

    • People on boat dock, Herrington Lake, between Mercer and Garrard counties. The lake was formed when the Dix River was dammed for hydroelectric power. Row boats edge the shore and dock and a line of people stands behind them--two men on the shore...
    • Herrington Lake, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Herrington Lake, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Lakes & ponds; Trees

    • View of Herrington Lake, between Mercer and Garrard counties, Kentucky. The lake was formed when the Dix River was dammed for hydroelectric power. View of large lake from shore close behind trees. On the far shore are more trees. In the middle of...
    • Herrington Lake, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Herrington Lake, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Lakes & ponds; Trees

    • Scenic view, Herrington Lake, between Mercer and Garrard counties, Kentucky. The lake was formed when the Dix River was dammed for hydroelectric power. View of lake from behind thinly spaced trees. The photograph has been marked in white paint with...
    • W.W. Cleary.

    • W.W. Cleary.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Legislators; Portraits

    • William Walter Cleary was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1831. He was an 1849 graduate of Transylvania University and in 1849, graduated from its law department with honors. In 1852, he was admitted to the bar and settled in Cynthiana, Kentucky....
    • R.T. Petree.

    • R.T. Petree.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits

    • Richard T. Petree was born in Todd County, Kentucky, in 1822. He was educated at an academy in Elkhorn, Kentucky, and read law under F.M. Bristow. He was admitted to the bar in 1848 and became a leading member of the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, bar. He...
    • G.W. Williams.

    • G.W. Williams.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits

    • George W. Williams was born in 1814 on his fathers farm in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. He attended private schools in Louisville, and after a brief period teaching in Arkansas in 1838, he read law in the offices of a Louisville lawyer and was...
    • W.M. Beckner.

    • W.M. Beckner.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Judges; Portraits

    • William Morgan Beckner was born in 1841 in Moorefield, in Nicholas County, Kentucky. He attended the schools of Bath and Fleming counties, before attending Centre College in Danville. He read law under Judge E. C. Phister and was admitted to the...
    • Jno. H. McHenry.

    • Jno. H. McHenry.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Judges; Portraits

    • John Hardin McHenry was born near Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky, in 1797. He was tutored privately, read law and was admitted to the bar in 1818, starting his practice in Leitchfield, Kentucky, where he also acted as postmaster. He was...
    • E.P. Campbell.

    • E.P. Campbell.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits

    • Edward P. Campbell was born in Caldwell County, Kentucky, in 1832. He was reared on a farm and attended Cumberland College, graduating in 1854. In 1855, he read law under Judge George B. Cook, of Princeton, Kentucky, and in 1856, was admitted to...
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